In December 2020, Virginia Hedrick was elected to serve on The California Wellness Foundation’s Board of Directors. Hedrick is currently the executive director for the Consortium for Urban Indian Health. She is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe of California and is also of Karuk descent.
She has more than 13 years of experience in public health which includes chronic disease prevention, implementation and policy impacts of the Affordable Care Act for California tribes, as well as health research. She holds bachelor of arts degrees in sociology and American Indian studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, a graduate certificate in Maternal Child Health Epidemiology from the University of Arizona, and a master’s of public health degree from Drexel University.